In a 2018 study published by USA Today titled America’s Drunkest States, Wisconsin ranked 2nd on the list. According to the study, one out of four Wisconsin residents (24.5%) reported excessive drinking in the last month. Only North Dakota reported a higher rate. Moreover, an overwhelming 36.9% of fatal car accidents in-state involve alcohol. This is the third-highest rate in the nation.
Alcohol abuse is a prevalent issue in The Badger State, but unfortunately, it’s the same story all across America. Fortunately, however, there’s plenty of free help out there for those in need. We want to share some of these resources with you. Alcoholism is a disease, and the cure begins with helping yourself. Let us help you do just that.
Alcohol Awareness Helpline
The website alcoholawareness.org sponsors a 24/7 hotline that offers free help to anyone suffering from alcohol abuse. Call 855-955-0771 to be connected to a specialist who will listen and help in any way possible. The site also offers direct links to helpful resources and support groups. Their mission is to raise awareness of alcohol abuse by means of offering free help and resources. Call today.
WI Addiction Recovery Helpline
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) sponsors a 24/7 helpline, free and anonymous, for all residents. Call 833-944-4673 to be connected with a specialist today, or visit the DHS Substance Use Disorders webpage by clicking here.
United Way of Wisconsin, 211, and the DHS have partnered to offer this service to all state residents. Dial 211 or text your zip code to 898211 to be connected with a professional specialist who will provide resources, information and support. Click here to visit the Wisconsin-specific 211 website.